February 7, 2018 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
August 31, 2017 Subject:
This is tracked wrong.
"Hey Pocky Way" is actually Brokedown.
"Truckin" is actually Crowd/Tuning.
"Terrapin" is Hey Pocky
"Drums" is Truckin
"Space" is Terrapin
"IWTYH" is Drums
"Watchtower" is SPace
"Morning Dew" is IWTYH
"Good Lovin" is Watchtower
"Crowd/Tuning" is Dew
"Brokedown" is Good Lovin.
June 24, 2017 Subject:
The 2nd Greensboro show & the date before the infamous Pittsburgh Civic shows (Download Series #9) .I didn't know anybody that went to this show - many were too afraid of southern shows. (Can you blame them? There were hassles from southern cops, lots of busts, but also a major lot scene, due in part to the config). This was also the era with all the counterfeit tix, which hit this show. Looking back, ain't it weird that the scene was handed all these obstacles, post-Touch, that required such guidance and navigation.
Lots of Jer/Brent interaction in an average show providing a good example of the '89 sound. The boys do sound like they're having fun, relaxed. There's a good Take You Home, if that's yr thang. The show doesn't have many super moments (it's not Irvine '89, Shoreline '89, Buffalo, JFK, Hampton, the NYE run or Pittsburgh), but has pretty decent ones.
1st Set: C 2nd Set: C+
Overall: 2¾ stars
New Minglewood Blues - excited yet relaxed
Hey Pocky A-way - a standout
Morning Dew - hot, and check out the Phil bombs
Brokedown Palace - above average solidity
About track order:
The notes section explains that Brokedown is at the end of the 1st set but the player titles do not reflect this and so go awry. "Terrapin" is actually Hey Pocky. "Watchtower" = Space, etc.
SOURCES. Use the Miller_32349. The Hansen/16666 SBD is pitched too fast, by about 2%. The available AUDS can't match the SBDs (which themselves have some hall ambience) for relative quality here. The So Many Roads box features the Hey Pocky A-way from this show - probably because they just wanted to release a version; it's good for the year but perhaps not the best-ever. Thanx for the continued awesomeness, Charlie. Believe me, we discern and appreciate! On this one, I bow, sir.
@revzaius - Nope. I've never said there were no 5-star shows after the mid-70s. There are many. Not sure what you're calling my "golden era"; the Brent era was my favorite, and was the era I saw the most shows. I guess that means I have no "credibility" in the Vince era, which, by your reckoning would have most of the 5-star shows? My review is "worthless", yet you gave this show the same rating. Why not write your review as to "why" you think so, instead of hacking a fellow head's opinion? What makes your review of this show so much more worthwhile?
January 6, 2016 Subject:
Weird out of order wackiness
Standing on the Moon is hidden at the end of Victim, and Hey pocky at the beginning of Truckin'...is somebody effin with me?? hey.. wtf? show yourself!! i know yer out there.. hello?
August 27, 2015 Subject:
Setlist names are off
Hey hey the song list is wrong starting with hey pocky way. Otherwise sounds great! <3
October 25, 2012 Subject:
how many stars?
I think reviews should be a collaboration of recording quality, show content, scene, and such. I think people tend to read to much into things sometimes on a more personal level. I saw my first show in 73 and my last in 95. Totaling over 100. They have different members, but a Dead show was pretty much a Dead show. Band wise, I think 90% of them where just ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT. On a more personal note, I enjoyed the 80's shows best. I thought The Dead had refined there craft. And Brent was awesome.
October 24, 2012 Subject:
Your reviews are next to worthless.
The implication that there are no 5 star shows after the mid-70s is ridiculous. I understand that there are old-timers who necessarily want to believe they were the only ones who *really* saw the *special* Grateful Dead shows. Just because Dead shows had become mainly social events for you by the 80s, doesn't mean that's where the band was. Bobby Weir recently stated he thought the late 80s to Brent's death was the highlight of the band's existence, so it just goes to show, you don't ever know.
I appreciate the effort you put into reviewing shows, but you should probably stick to reviewing shows from your own personal Golden Era of Grateful Dead...after that you have no credibility.
October 9, 2011 Subject:
good enough for a Dick's Picks, Road Trips or Download Series. The vocals blare over the rest of the music. Not really any interesting jams, other than a sweet Morning Dew.
May 4, 2010 Subject:
Charlie Miller strikes *again* !!
I was at this show and it didn't sound as good as it does here...
The Morning Dew stands out in my mind. It was a *great* version. People were crying on the floor in front of the board, I remember leaving the arena and already the tapers were blasting it across the lot, freaking out at what a good DEW we'd just seen.... This is an awesome show that get overshadowed by the amazing '91 sets...
January 23, 2010 Subject:
Save all the HOT air
If I can ask, what makes a "great remaster"? Would you explain that?
All of the streaming files here are out of order. Since no one has noticed this until now I doubt any of you actually listen.
I think I found my favorite version of one of my favorite tunes. The whole show is awesome as is the sound. Track listings seem to be off. Go to the 11 plus minute tuning at the end to have your socks blown off.
July 16, 2009 Subject:
A wonderful performance and a great Charlie Miller remaster. What more can you ask for?
June 30, 2009 Subject:
Tears of joy
I stumbled upon this recording today ...I was there....it made me cry like a baby!!! Thank you so much for uploading this show!! I give it 5 stars for both sound quality & content.....Brent's "Take You Home" is so beautiful & the Brokedown encore is haunting!!! I miss Jerry & Brent so much...thank you for the great memories!!! Peace :)
April 17, 2009 Subject:
Incredibly clean and sweet...really appreciate this being made available